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Document ID (ISN)74183
CIS number 99-1888
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bartoli D., Battista G., Bertoncini S., De Santis M., Giusti S., Orsi D., Pirastu R., Zingoni A., Valiani M.
Title Study of a cohort of art glass workers in the province of Empoli, Italy
Original title Studio di coorte dei lavoratori del vetro artistico nel territorio empolese [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1998, Vol.89, No.5, p.424-436. 53 ref.
Abstract Cause-specific mortality was investigated among a cohort of 3,390 art glass workers employed in 17 industrial facilities in Italy for at least one year. Separate analyses were carried out for the job titles of glass makers, batch mixers and grinders. Among the 3,180 male workers of the cohort in general, observed mortality was above expected for cancers of the lung, larynx, stomach and brain. For non-cancer causes, observed mortality was above expected for hypertensive diseases and diseases of the genitourinary system. These increases for the general cohort were also shown among the glass makers sub-group. Mortality from larynx and lung cancers increased with time since first exposure and significantly increased Standard Mortality Ratios were observed for 21 or more years since first exposure, with this pattern still present after adjustment for smoking. This consistently increased mortality applies to the overall cohort and glass makers. Topics: arts and crafts; brain cancer; cohort study; gastrointestinal cancer; genito-urinary system diseases; glass industry; hypertension; Italy; laryngeal cancer; lung cancer; mortality.
Descriptors (primary) arts and crafts; glass industry; mortality; Italy
Descriptors (secondary) genito-urinary system diseases; hypertension; laryngeal cancer; cohort study; lung cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; brain cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials